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Couterne - an attractive market town

Couterne is a very attractive small market town, with plenty of history and heritage. And, it's within easy reach of top tourist spots in the region. Couterne lies in pretty, lush and green countryside, typical of the Orne department.

Shops and amenities in Couterne

Couterne has no shortage of amenities, even though it is not a large town. There is a large range of shops, including hairdressers, bakers, newsagents, delis, and even antiques! The town also offers many essential services in the shape of banks, a post office, building firms, doctors and vets.

Tuesday is market day

If you enjoy French markets, don't miss Tuesday mornings in Couterne. The best goods go early, so it's worth setting the alarm. Local produce like creamy Camembert cheeses, strong cider, crepes and butter are always good to buy!

Sights and heritage of Couterne

The castle, which dates from the 16th and 18th centuries, is the major landmark of Couterne, but there are several more to see as well. (If you want to visit the castle, you need to check with the Mairie as it is only open to the public on one special day per year. It's definitely worth a visit though!) The town's church was constructed on the site of a much older church, and there is an interesting lavoir. This is an old public wash house that would once have been the focal point of life and gossip for the ladies of the town. More modern features of Couterne include an airfield and a beautiful fishing lake, surrounded by great walking trails.

Visit the spa town of Bagnoles sur l'Orne

Couterne is a near neighbour of the famous spa town of Bagnoles sur l'Orne. In Bagnoles you can relax in a spa, or take to the waters of the lake and enjoy a pedal in a pedalo. There's a casino too, if you're feeling lucky. Further places to visit in the locality include France's favourite tourist attraction of Mont St Michel, which must not be missed under any circumstances!

Explore the countryside

The Orne's lush, green countryside of meadows, hills and forests is a perfect outdoor playground for lovers of cycling, walking or horse-riding. There is a good golf course at Bagnoles, plenty of tennis courts, swimming pools and many other sporting facilities around.

How to get there

You can travel by air to Dinard or Rennes. Dinard is served by Ryanair and Aurigny, while Rennes is served by Flybe. The nearest ferry ports are found at Caen, Le Havre and St Malo. The port of Calais and the tunnels are also quite accessible. If driving, the town is located on the crossing of the D916 and D976 roads, with the N12 being the nearest major road.

Property prices and availability in and around Couterne

Lower Normandy often offers some good property bargains, and this is certainly the case in 2012 when many sellers are reducing prices in keeping with the general economy. We've currently (April 2012) got properties listed from as little as 65,950 Euros.

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Couterne AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Couterne?

Couterne is situated in the north-west of France. It lies in the south-west of the Orne department, very close to the border with the Mayenne department of the Pays de la Loire.

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Population: 1,039

Access: By air: Fly to Dinard or Rennes. By boat: Caen and St Malo are the closest ferry ports. By road: The town lies on the crossing of the D916 and D976 roads.

Economy: The economy is mixed, with commerce and agriculture present.

Interesting fact: Couterne is notable for its beautiful 16th century castle.

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